Tag: George Floyd

Faces of HR: SurveyMonkey’s CDIO on Accountability, Alignment, and Authenticity

With Black History Month well underway, we’re continuing our celebration of black professionals and their contributions to and achievements in the field of HR. For this edition of Faces of HR, we give flowers to Antoine Andrews, Chief Diversity and Social Impact Officer (CDIO) at SurveyMonkey, a global leader in survey software. Andrews joined SurveyMonkey […]

Kendra Mack: A Trailblazer in DEIB at Kanarys

With a unique journey that has woven through various roles and experiences, Kendra Mack, Vice President of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) at Kanarys, a technology company that provides the tools organizations need to create long-term systemic change around DEIB, has become a beacon for those seeking to understand and implement DEIB in the […]

Faces of HR: Courtney Bass Sherizen on Accountability and the Power of HR

Like many of the HR professionals we feature in this column, Courtney Bass Sherizen didn’t always work in HR. She started her career as an 11th-grade English teacher with Teach For America. From there, Sherizen segued, not only founding a Beijing-based travel consultancy but also landing acting roles in Chinese soap operas. “I actually consider […]

HR Query: The Biggest Mistakes Companies Make with Their DEIB Efforts

While some companies continue to make progress in prioritizing DEI, others have cut budgets and laid off DEI leaders who were hired in waves after George Floyd’s murder in 2020. Workplace DEI efforts continue to become part of national political debates, including new anti-DEI policies that constrain companies’ abilities to move the needle forward in […]

How Companies Are Quietly Backsliding on Diversity and Gender Equity

There’s no question that we’re facing a time of skepticism about and hostility toward diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. As a DEI consultant based in Florida, I have a front-row seat.  On the other hand, my role affords me countless opportunities to connect with people who are passionate about this work. Every day, I […]

A Focus on Fixing the Ecosystem

Great leaders are often borne of necessity. They see something wrong with the current state of affairs and decide they should make a personal effort to change things for the better. That’s the case with the subject of this installment of our series on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders: Hallam Sargeant, Chief Inclusion and […]

HR Must Be the Conscience of an Organization

Much of the energy toward improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the wake of the George Floyd murder has begun to dissipate. The shock and pain of that event have been replaced with other concerns, and many activists and DEI supporters have been disheartened to see that happen. Sometimes, frank discussions surrounding these topics […]